Cantaloupe and melon seeds as well as the pulp is very safe for our FIDS.Remember to wash the outside of the fruit before cutting into them so you don't contaminate the inside of the fruit.
My suns will eat the fruit, but not the seeds of cantaloupe. My amazon loves the seeds of cantaloupe as well as those of watermellon. Good luck.
Be carefull with cantaloupe seeds, while they are most likely fine, too many of them can cause a problem, I knew a cockatoos who loved watermelon seeds, but became sick when he eat too many of them.
All of my parrots are "picky" about what they like and don't like. My TAG doesn't really care for sweets, yet my Senegal has a real "sweet beak". When it comes to fresh fruit and veggies, my Senegal prefers softer food. He loves most veggies but with the harder ones I will just cook them enough to soften them a little. With fresh watermelon and cantalope seeds I will bake them in a hot oven for a few minutes to kill any parasite and also to make them crispy and easy to eat. Basically, if it's too chewy, you either need to cut it into tiny pieces or cook it to make it easier to eat. It's called completely spoiling your animals and I am a pro at that!!!
I swear I take more time in preparing Eve's food than my own! Eve goes CRAZY for cantaloupe! And raspberries, black berries, pomogrants, blueberries...basically the bigger the potential mess the better it tastes, according to Eve.
Thanks all for your replies. As I read these forums I keep being amazed at the similarities....and the differences... in our birds. You-You will not touch anything soft or wet. Everything must be crisp or at least dry. He will only eat his apples, carrots, melon, pears and peas (unfortunately the ONLY fresh fruits and veg I have been able to get him to eat so far) if they are wiped off and totally dry. I think that he does not like to get his dainty little feet wet or dirty. Same with the cantaloupe seeds which I dry in the oven. He will eat lean fresh fish like bass or cod, roasted white meat of chicken, egg, or a bite (only allowed a SMALL bite) of fresh mozzarella, or pasta in anything BUT tomato sauce - but only if these are patted dry with a paper towel. In order to compensate for the lack of fresh veg in his diet, I have switched him over completely from seeds to Versele-Laga pellets. His tastes do seem to be changing as he grows, so I am hoping eventually to talk him into spinach, broccoli, and peppers.